As we head towards the term break, warmer weather and Term 4 (where has the year gone?), I am amazed at the continual progress of our College. The end of this term, and the term to come will be no exception!
In addition to our incoming Principal, Mr John Robinson, and my role as Deputy Principal and Director of Teaching and Learning, you may remember that the College will be adding to its Wellbeing structure in 2020 so as to better meet the needs of all students. The new structure means not only more leaders, but more time for these persons to be a presence and to work closely with students, families and staff:
(in alphabetical order and in addition to the Principal and Deputy Principal):
Louise Davies (Early Learners Centre Director)
Belinda Delyster (Dean of Senior Students, SACE Coordinator, VET Coordinator)
Melanie Scott (Campus Coordinator, Timetabler)
Wellbeing and Community Team Leaders
Senior School: Belinda Delyster
Middle School: Lauren Travis
Years 3 – 6: Melissa Belton
Reception – Year 2: Mark Tenny
I know you will join me in congratulating (and thanking!) all our leaders, just as I thank all staff for providing visible leadership every day.
The College has received many high-quality applications for these very competitive scholarships. The Scholarship winners will be advised soon, and announced at the Presentation Evening at the end of 2019.
The new Music/Drama suites are virtually complete and undergoing final fit-outs. Refurbishing of classrooms for 2020 is underway and will be completed over the Christmas break.
The new playground will commence construction at the end of term and will be up and running in early Term 4. This will be a fabulous addition for all Junior School students.
GOOLWA TRANSITION PROGRAM
This successful program will continue from mid-Term 4 and families will have received the dates of transition days, with more detailed program information going home early in Term 4, culminating in joint Christmas celebrations at the end of the year. Everyone is excited about being together in 2020!
We are receiving enormous interest at all year levels – so, if you are aware of other families considering Investigator College, please urge them to make contact as there are limited vacancies in some year levels. Student placements for 2020 will be determined mid to late Term 4, and staffing will be announced at the end of Term 4. It is important that the College allocates classes in an educationally sound manner and I invite you to read the College’s procedures for class allocation which can be found at www.investigator.sa.edu.au/parents/policies/
YEAR 12 FINAL DAYS
Please keep our Year 12 students, their families and their teachers in mind. Year 12 classes conclude in the second week of Term 4, but this is the time when Year 12 students and their teachers start a lengthy and stressful period of final assessments, examinations, applications and the very onerous administrative requirements of SACE.
We wish all Year 12 students every success, knowing that our Senior School staff will support them and their families at every step.
Andrew Panozzo, Acting Principal
ELC/JUNIOR SCHOOL CAR PARKING
At the commencement of Term 4, our new roadway and car park area towards the rear of the Victor Harbor Campus will be open and usable. We encourage ELC and Junior School families to utilise this area for parking, drop off and collection.
Access to this new car park is via the main car park and we ask that drivers please be extra careful as there are now two student crossing areas along this roadway.